Writing off a home office used for volunteer work?
December 4, 2007 9:11 AM Subscribe
I write off my home office every year as a legitimate business expense. This year I did not focus on freelance projects and did a lot of volunteer/pro bono work. What do I need to know about writing it off this year? I'll seek out a CPA, but I'd like to be knowledgeable first. Anybody ever get themselves into a similar situation?
posted by taumeson to Work & Money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The reason I'm asking is because I know you need to "materially participate" in a business in order to write it off, but this year I won't have any income from the business...I still used my office weekly, however it was for work I didn't expect to be paid for. I figure this is analogous to somebody trying to start a start-up, for instance.